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YMMV: Planes
  • Awesome Music: The music from the Planes "Take Flight" teaser.
  • Cliché Storm: The film is just the typical "underdog overcomes the odds and wins in the end" story, except the characters are planes and cars.
  • Critical Dissonance: Critics hated the film, regarding it as a bland retread of Cars created only to sell more toys. This didn't stop the film from making back its budget.
  • Double Standard: There have been complaints on feminist sites such as Jezebel about how while there are two female planes racing, they are considered as love interests instead of actual competition. They seem to miss the point that Ishani is a Pan-Asian Champion and Rochelle got into racing as, when she was a postal plane, she'd fly as fast as possible to help those who needed spare parts.
    • Then again, both were minor characters who lacked any arc and were treated largely as love interests.
  • Fridge Horror: Skipper's squadron being shot down on-screen, since the planes themselves are alive. Rough stuff for a kid's movie
    • WWII exists in this world. That means there was a car/Plane Hitler, and thus a carlocaust...
      • Cue the mental image of Volkswagen beetles doing the car equivalent of goosestepping.
      • And of course, for there to be a WWII, there must first be a WWI. Which makes one wonder how trench warfare works if everyone (on land) is on wheels.
  • Mis-blamed: Much of the Hatedom for this movie is aimed at Pixar despite the movie being written and designed by DisneyToon Studios and animated by Prana Studios in India (due to outsourcing).
  • Moral Event Horizon: Ripslinger sending Ned and Zed to sabotage Dusty during the China-Mexico stretch.
  • The Scrappy: Some people consider Rochelle to be this.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Since Dusty's daydream at the beginning of the film plays like a scene from Top Gun, it's no surprise that the soundtrack strongly resembles Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone".
  • What an Idiot: Well, well, well, Ripslinger. Had you not turned yourself to the cameras near the finish line, you wouldn't have let Dusty win.
    • Actually exploited on Dusty's part. Rip's habit of doing this was pointed out to him earlier in the film, and he took advantage of it to sneak by Ripslinger in his blind-spot and steal first place.

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